Wedding Update: The One About The Dress

Friday, October 9, 2015


I own a wedding dress now. For some reason that's a weird thing for me to think about.

Before I started dress shopping my plan was to rent a dress. It made so much sense to me. I'm not one to get all attached to things- especially clothing, and add in the fact I simply have no place to store a wedding dress in my apartment, giving it back right after my wedding seemed like a wonderful idea. Or at least the most logical.

I was going to be strictly no nonsense; plain and simple.

But then I went dress shopping and all of my plans went out the window.

I tried on a bunch of dresses that were all fine. Some of them didn't even look like wedding dresses, just nice white gowns actually. They looked like what a 40 year old might wear for her second wedding on a cruise ship where they only invited their best three couple friends. But that's what I wanted. Simple.

I told myself if I were to get any of the dresses I'd tried on thus far I'd be happy. Overjoyed? No. But happy. And happy is always good.

"But are any of them the one? Like can you picture yourself getting married in it?" My mom asked.

No. But that's silly. I never went into it thinking I'd put on that one dress and suddenly get all overcome with emotions and feelings and giggles thinking THIS IS THE ONE. That's not me.

Until I put on the one.

Yes, I became the blushing giggly bride-to-be and hated/loved every minute of it.

It was the last dress I tried on at Ultimate Bride located in the beautiful Oak Street shopping area downtown. Nancy, the awesome stylist who helped me, brought it in as a long shot. Mind you the selection at this boutique was incredible, just for fun I tried on Oscar de la Renta, and Valentino, and a bunch of other designers that were all just incredible.

The final dress Nancy brought in was nothing like what I had tried on, or even described that I wanted. I may be a little bias, but it was an absolutely stunning wedding dress, no mistaking it for a cruise ship cocktail dress.

I put it on reluctantly. The color wasn't what I thought I wanted, nor was the top, or the fit, but then when I put it on and looked in the mirror, I thought well damn it, I have to get this dress. It just felt right.

And yet I thought about it for almost an entire month before I pulled the plug and bought it. But once I did, it made everything feel just a little more real.

We're down to just a little over nine months now. If people can create a tiny human inside of them in just nine months, I sure as hell better be able to create a wedding in that time. It's slowly coming together... The band, the venue, the hot dog stand... it's all happening.

Steamboat Springs, 7.23.16 we're coming for ya.

20 comments:

  1. Yay, so exciting! Glad you found "the one" - both with the dress and the guy :)

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  2. I love how you related planning a wedding to tiny human making. Glad you found the one!

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  3. ahh this is so exciting. is it weird how excited I am over this? don't answer that.

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  4. So great to hear (um, read)!!!! Congrats on finding "the one"--I, too, wonder whether I'll also be overcome w/emotion when I find it, but my mom will actually be making it when the time comes, so it might be easier(?) :).

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  5. Yay! You bought it! I'm so excited for you!

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  6. Yay how exciting, even more so because you totally didn't expect to feel like this. I've definitely changed my opinions on what dress I wanted after shopping around and trying stuff on. Sometimes it's the one you least expected that you fall in love with! I'm at a little over 9 months too (getting married the weekend before you) so it's coming down to the wire :)!!

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  7. that was me exactly! my dress wasn't at ALL what I wanted but when I put it on I HAD TO HAVE IT! ugh. good thing it was on sale :) congrats, though! can't wait to see photos!

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  8. So happy you found THE DRESS. I've been wedding dress shopping with my mom recently (for her, not me) and she ended up loving a dress she never even wanted to try on to begin with. It's crazy how those wedding dress store girls really seem to know what they're doing!

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  9. I didn't get these crazy feelings when I ended up trying on my wedding dress but I did get the sensation that this could definitely be it. The dress wasn't what I thought I wanted and it looked horrible on the hangar but I loved it! Those sales ladies really know what they're doing!

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  10. sounds beautiful! x,kenz
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  11. You had the SQUEE moment,huh? No judgment, I had the same with mine. Congrats! I can't wait to see it.

    Just don't squee in public, it's embarassing.

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  12. I love that you found "the one" even after never thinking you would. Sometimes you just have to give in to those giddy, giggly moments and enjoy every bit of them!

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  13. Cute photo :)
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  14. That is so exciting! Yay for finding the dress you love!

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  15. Weird. My invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

    Along with my I heart Lena tee.

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  16. I really hope you aren't kidding about the hot dog stand.

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  17. This is exactly how I felt about buying my wedding dress! I thought I wanted some big elaborate thing and I knew I DID NOT want a mermaid gown. Well, bought a mermaid gown and fell in love with it! So excited for you both :)

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  18. I'm so glad you found your wedding dress!

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  19. That's exactly how I picked my dress. It was a last minute try on for fun and was nothing like what I had pictured in my head. My mom grabbed it and said you need to try this on. Oh moms, always right!

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